Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook June release! Today we are starting our visit to the beach!
All new products for this release will be available for purchase on Friday June 18th!
My first project uses the new Summer Moments stamp set and Retro Sun and Palms stencil – another perfect pair!
I would like to title this card “Me in a Few Weeks”! We are finally taking a beach vacation this summer and this will literally be me, reading on the beach. Besides shell hunting, it’s my favorite thing to do on the beach!
Starting with the background, I used the sun stencil first with sunset shades of Distress Oxide inks. The sun on it’s own is enough to anchor a card but I couldn’t resist adding the palm trees and birds too! I chose to use black ink for a silhouette effect.
I stamped and colored the reading and beach bag images from this set (but again you could use any from this set and they would fit right into that background). I added some flicks with the darker marker color on her hat to give it the look of straw.
Once the images were colored and cut out with the coordinating dies, I added them to the background. The reading image is attached with foam adhesive but the back was just tucked under and attached directly to the card front with glue.
I finished with my favorite sentiment from this set that just tucked perfectly between the images and palm trees!
Next up is Newton’s Seashell:
I love these little image sets! The price point is great and all they need is a small little background to call home and your card is ready!
For this background, I used an oval shape stencil and created the beach scene by gently blending out a light blue and light brown shades into the middle. I added shells (these are actually from the Summer Moments set) about where they meet. I didn’t worry about coloring them in since they are more background/supporting images.
After I colored and die cute my image, I attached it to the card front using foam adhesive.
I completed the card with a few finishing touches like the sentiment, splash marks and a few dots (made with Copic markers) to give a sandy effect.
Would you like to win the “Summer Moments” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 17th at 9pm ET to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
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Thanks so much for stopping by!